Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams help you get caught up on a week of wonder hacks. We don’t remember seeing a floppy drive headline the demoscene, but sure enough, there’s a C64 demo that performs after the computer is disconnected. What causes bench tools to have unreliable measurements? Sometimes a poor crystal choice lets AC ruin the party. We dive into the ongoing saga of the Audacity open source project’s change of ownership, and talk about generator exciter circuits — specifically their role in starting grid-scale generators from shutdown.
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Episode 127 Show Notes:
What’s that Sound?
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New This Week:
- End Of An Era: NTSC Finally Goes Dark In America
- Final Weekend for Work-From-Home Challenge of the Hackaday Prize
Interesting Hacks of the Week:
- NFC Who’s At The Door
- Fractal Vise Holds Odd-Shaped Objects Tight
- Tuning Into Medical Implants With The RTL-SDR
- Fixing Noisy Measurements On An Owon XDM2041 Bench Multimeter
- Raspberry Pi Cameras Stand In For Stereo Microscope
- C64 Demo, No C64
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